Traveling is a very important part of our lives and it is absolutely essential for everyone to travel on their own at least once. Traveling alone not just teaches you patience, self control and management, but also helps you explore yourself in the best possible way. People who traveled alone for the first time in their lives described their experiencing as enlightening, holy! Of course there are dangers to traveling alone too, like theft, personal defense etc… but where there is a will there is a way!
First and foremost, you need to have thorough research on your destinations, flight and visa requirements. The best way to start off this blissful vacation is to look for good deals on airline tickets online. Sometimes you can come across excellent discounts and packages that can help you with your solo traveling project. Once you are sure about where you want to go, look for hotel deals and associated activities. Sometimes the hotels let you register for classes and group trips to the nearest tourist attractions. Such an orientation can help you become familiar with your surroundings.
Solo Travel means being vigilant all the time. There are some things you need to be careful about. Firstly, check and confirm your flight details 24 hours before departure. Check your ticket for all the information and make a copy and leave it with a friend. Also leave your itinerary with family and make multiple copies of your ID. Always trust your instincts when traveling, if something does not feel right then don’t do it. Avoid tourist T-shirts and invent a back story so that you can pretend to belong from the area. Make a list of taxi fares and distances of places from your hotel and the airport so that you don’t get ripped off by the locals. Try not to attract attention towards yourself; don’t wear flashy clothes and jewelry. It is easy for a single person to blend into crowds and dodge suspicious company.
The biggest perk of solo travel is that you get to meet a lot of new people and interact with people from a lot of different backgrounds. Where it is healthy and completely reasonable to do that, you should also be very careful about the kind of information you exchange. Never ask anyone to hold onto your money and valuables. The most charming people make the best con artists, so be very careful.
Don’t carry a lot of money, and make a safe hiding place with your business air ticket, passport and other ID and always carry their copies instead. Don’t disclose this location to your roommate or other friends you make along the way. Where it is extremely important that you enjoy every moment of your vacation, you need to be on high alert about your well being. Just try to do it with caution and not with stress, you don’t want to miss out on the fun of course!